Analyst Profile

Dean Freeman

Dean Freeman

Research VP

16 years at Gartner ,  33 years industry experience
Santa Clara, CA USA

Roles and Responsibilities

Dean Freeman is a Research VP in Gartner Research, where he is part of the Semiconductor Internet of Things Center of Excellence. He is responsible for tracking intelligent lighting and how it interacts with smart cities, buildings and homes. He also looks at how the building management systems interact and create a smart building. He also tracks flexible electronics and semiconductors as they pertain to the Internet of Things. In addition to the IoT, Mr. Freeman tracks emerging semiconductor technology, which includes nanotechnology and LEDs.

Areas of Coverage

  • Semiconductors


Previous Experience

Mr. Freeman has more than 27 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, having worked with Texas Instruments, Lam Research, FSI International and Watkins-Johnson's Semiconductor Equipment Group. His experience includes positions in product and process development, operations, marketing, product management, and business development.

Professional Background

Lam Research, Manager, 7 years
Texas Instruments, Member of the Technical Staff, 5 years
Watkins-Johnson, Director, 4 years


B.S., Chemistry, Whitworth College
M.S., Physical Chemistry, University of Nevada